New Reference Book: On the Air

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 5th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

People gathered around to listen to the radio in the 1920s and 30s

On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning, Oxford U. Press, 1998.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.44 D920

Over 1,500 entries focus on radio programs and personalities from American radio during the 1920’s – 1960’s.
Examples include: A&P Gypsies, The Bing Crosby Show, Earplay and This is Your Life.

Click HERE to listen to some new-time radio on the SPS radio station: WSPS, 90.5 FM.

Helpful for: Humanities IV, Music, Radio Enthusiasts, WSPS

Photo credit:

French, Herbert E. Atwater Kent, Standing By Radio, and Seven Other People
Listening to the Radio. Between 1920 and 1930. Prints and Photographs Div.,
Lib. of Congress, Washington, D.C. America’s Library. Web. 11 Aug. 2009.
<http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/jazz/jb_jazz_radio_3_e.html>.

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